Tag Archive: Monday

Finally, Tenants at One World Trade Center

Bloomberg News

Bloomberg News

Louis Medina, a security guard at One World Trade Center, couldn’t control his emotions as he thought about Monday, the first day at work for the skyscraper’s first group of office workers, 175 employees of publishing giant Condé Nast.
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A strengthening Tropical Storm Isaac targeted a broad swath of the Gulf Coast on Monday and had New Orleans in its crosshairs, bearing down ahead of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

As of 8 p.m. ET, Isaac was pushing toward the northwest at 10 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The storm was centered roughly 295 miles south-southeast of Mobile, Ala. Forecasters predict the storm will become a hurricane soon, with significant storm surge and flood threat from rainfall expected along the northern Gulf coast.
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Jay Leno probably wasn’t laughing when he got the news that NBC was laying off more than 20 employees from The Tonight Show, but he certainly has no problem making jokes at the network’s expense now. On Monday night’s episode, Leno came out swinging from the very moment he stepped onstage.

“Welcome to The Tonight Show, or as Comcast calls us, The Expendables,” Leno said to the audience. “As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized The Tonight Show. We’ve consistently been No. 1 in the ratings, and if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon.”
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Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.

The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.
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Stephen Colbert returned to “The Colbert Report” on Monday, a week after production on the show was suspended, giving the fake talk show host time to tend to his ailing 91-year-old mother.

Colbert abandoned his usual faux-fear-mongering schtick at the top of the show to talk about his absence.

“Before we start the broadcast tonight I just want to address my recent absence from the national conversation, as the hub around which the republic turns,” Colbert said. “I can understand why the machinery of this great nation ground to a halt last week when you were denied this. I’m sure you felt the same as I do when I’m in a room with no mirrors.” View full article »


A 39-year-old woman was shot in the side Monday afternoon when a stray bullet, fired from across the street, pierced the front door of her Central City apartment. The woman, whose apartment is near the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Robertson Street, was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Neighbors counted four shots, fired just before 3:30 p.m. Monday, hours after Mayor Mitch Landrieu marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an appeal to quell the city’s culture of violence. View full article »


AccuWeather/Lake Charles

The hot days of summer continue in Southwest Louisiana. The typical summer afternoon showers and scattered thunderstorms also continue this week into the evening hours. Here’s your forecast audio for today! 

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